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Military Orphan School, Calcutta

Military Orphan School, Calcutta

Photographer: Fiebig, Frederick

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1851

Shelfmark: Photo 247/2(34)

Item number: 247234

Genre: Photograph

A hand-coloured print of the Military Orphan School, Calcutta, from the Fiebig Collection: Views of Calcutta and Surrounding Districts, taken by Frederick Fiebig in 1851. In 1790 a new building, at Kidderpore, south of the Maidan, was found for the orphaned children of Officers of the Bengal Army, and maintained by their brother officers by a system of monthly contributions. Another Military Orphan School, for the children of regular soldiers was at Howrah on the opposite bank of the River Hooghly.

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